Many possibilities. There are a variety of issues that deserve screening when a kid has high blood pressure. The kidney is often looked at closely because various chemicals that originate from the kidney help drive the pressure. Other issues of diet & size can also come into play as well as a group of less common factors. Your pcp should work this up or send you to a pedi-nephrologist for answers.
See your doctor. High blood pressure in b a young child can have several causes but are more likely to have a medical cause beyond just being overweight. Seeing a doctor to check for signs of kidney, thyroid or heart disease is important. Sometimes it is more a matter of the blood pressure having been checked incorrectly, so if you are getting high readings in a drugstore have your doctor re-check the pressure.
Yes, of course. Blood pressure, even in infancy and certainly in older childfen is actually important and I do it as a routine. However, it needs to be interpretred by a physician that understands the value of fhe test. They have distortions of blood pressure that are very different from that seen in adults. The changes reflect the normal or abnormal activity of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system.
Genes, aldosterone, From 15-35% of hypertension results from secondary causes (excess hormones, abnormal blood vessels). This is more likely to be the case in a young person, especially if no family history of high blood pressure. If your BP is verified as high, secondary causes should be evaluated, and if ruled out, treated with lifestyle changes and if necessary, medicines.
Many causes. The degree of high BP and response to treatment is the key, . Obtain 5 - 10 readings and see what the average is. From there one treats, but in the absence of being overweight, essential hypertension is the most likely cause, ie, it occurs and no specific cause is identified.
Can amitryptiline cause very high blood pressure in a young adult? I am on 50mg for my condition CRPS. I am now on atenolol 62.5mg to manage it
High vs low BP. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/amitriptyline-side-effects. Html. Apparently amitriptyline can cause low & high blood pressure. Discuss your concerns w/your treating physician. Of note, Atenolol isn't usually prescribed as 62.5mg. If you note fatigue/lethargy and/or loss of athletic endurance, ask to change to different class of blood pressure lowering medications.
Causes for high BP I am on atenolol 62.5 mg and I still have very high BP can certain medications give you high blood pressure? Also I am young, fit
Hypertension. Most people who have hypertension or high blood pressure have no known cause aside from obesity & excess salt. Yes, some medications can raise blood pressure. But in young people & those who need 5 or more drugs, we worry about renal artery stenosis, Conn syndrome, pheochromocytoma etc. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/basics/causes/con-20019580.
Yes. It is important to use the right size of cuff for the child's arm.
High blood pressure. Yes. There are charts that compares the blood pressure to the sex ad height of the child. If the child's height is in the 50%, we can clare on the blood pressure chart what is a normal blood pressure and what is considered high or not.
Yes. A child can inherit the predisposition for high blood pressure, but the environment can help decrease the incidence of it showing up. Help your child to eat healthy to maintain normal weight and to decrease salt intake.
Yes & no. Hypertension is a condition that has both hereditary and environmental causes. The lines can blur, so a heavy family passes on its poor feeding & exercise patterns bringing greater blood pressure problems for all. Baseline essential hbp frequency is 50% at 50 & 70% at 70, so if you live long enough it will catch up with you. Some conditions do have directly inherited hbp as a feature (nephritis).